Strategic Plan

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) is a signature initiative of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy).

Please refer to the Academy's 2021 - 2024 Strategic Plan for more details. Specifically related to the work of CANS, as outlined in Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan, the Academy seeks to:

GOAL 2: Integrate nursing science into health, wellness, and social justice decisions.
  1. Grow the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science to include nurse researchers at every stage of their career.
  2. Amplify the voice of nursing science in national and global conversations setting the direction of health and health care research priorities.
  3. Champion increased and sustained investment in research conducted by nurse scientists.